We made a microscope from a laser pointer shining through a drop of pond water. You can see single-celled microbes, as the water drop operates as a lens, which focuses the shadows of the microbes inside the drop, as the laser shines through the drop.
We learned of this experiment through an instructional video done by The Happy Scientist. (thehappyscientist dot com) Please visit this website for this for other fantastic science experiments!
Historic Brown Canyon Ranch is in the Huachuca Mountains of southeastern Arizona, USA. In the 20th century, the families that occupied the ranch supplied cattle for food, for the soldiers of nearby Ft. Huachuca.
I am working on adding color to my pinhole images this summer, and here is an example of this work. The images were made inside homemade pinhole cameras with paper negatives, and were developed in homemade coffee developer, coined, "caffenol".
The images were processed in Photoshop, including adding color and texture. The images were made in the summer of 2011.
This is a group solargraohy project that is making 6-month exposures from Summer Solstice to Winter Solstice, 2011. 40 photographers around the world will be making up to 5 exposures with pinhole cameras from their locales, and will then ship the cameras back to their place of origin in Spain. These photographs will then be in a future gallery exhibition in Spain.
This video documents the beginning of my 5 exposures on June 21, 2011.
You can check the progress of the project through the Time In A Can project page on Flickr:
Entertaining and informative DIY demo on making your own camera from a pumpkin. Witness the steps of the camera's making through making several pictures, then into the darkroom to develop, and then a showing of the results. Fun! Fascinating!